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ShakeOut Drill Broadcast Transcript

The following is a transcript of the drill broadcast to be played at 10:16 a.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014. The text can also be downloaded as a PDF file.

This is the Great British Columbia ShakeOut.
You are joining thousands of British Columbians in the largest earthquake drill in Canadian history.


DROP to the ground.
Take COVER under a sturdy piece of furniture.
HOLD ON until the shaking stops.
If you can’t get under something, stay low and protect your head and neck using your arms.

Strong earthquakes may trigger tsunami.
If you are near the ocean during an earthquake, DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON.
When the shaking stops quickly walk to high ground.

The shaking has stopped. Now count to 60 to allow objects near you time to stop moving.

Consider the following questions:
Are you prepared?
Do you have an emergency kit stocked with enough food, water and supplies for everyone in your home?
Have you secured your belongings so they will not fall and injure you during a strong earthquake?
Do you have a plan to reunite with family if the phones are interrupted?

For more information on emergency preparedness visit the website

Thank you for taking part in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut!

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©2014 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great British Columbia ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!